University of Bristol

Anthropology and Archaeology

The Department of Anthropology and Archaeology has an international 'four-field' approach, combining archaeology with evolutionary, social and linguistic anthropology. Our key strengths lie in our integrated approaches to understanding cultural, biological and social change: the spread of peoples, their ideas and material artefacts. We focus particularly on adaptation, adversity and globalisation. Our research spans from earliest prehistory to the modern day. Field research takes place in the UK, as well as Ethiopia, Tanzania, Kenya, Slovenia, Turkey, Peru, Vietnam and Papua New Guinea, and elsewhere. We are well equipped to undertake anthropological and archaeological fieldwork, including excavation, and we have world-class radiocarbon dating, isotopic and micro-imaging laboratories on site. We foster partnerships with professional institutions nationally and locally to provide additional collaborative opportunities for our students (eg with the Royal Anthropological Institute, UNESCO City of Film, or Bristol Museum and Art Gallery). In addition, we draw on expertise and facilities from across the University (eg Brigstow institute; Cabot Institute; Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research; Jean Golding Institute). We also work closely with institutes and centres in the Faculties of Social Sciences and Arts (Bristol Institute for Migration and Mobility Studies; the Centre for Environmental Humanities; and the Centre for Health, Humanities and Science), as well as the Faculty of Science (eg Bristol Isotope Group; Organic Geochemistry Unit).

Entry requirements

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD: PhD: A master's qualification, or be working towards a master's qualification, or international equivalent, with evidence of first class/distinction-level research. Applicants without a master's qualification may be considered on an exceptional basis provided they hold a first-class undergraduate degree (or international equivalent). Applicants with a non-traditional background may be considered provided they can demonstrate substantial equivalent and relevant experience that has prepared them to undertake their proposed course of study. See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website. Master of Philosophy - MPhil: MPhil: A mid-level upper second-class degree or international equivalent, with evidence of first class research. Please note, acceptance will also depend upon evidence of your readiness to pursue a research degree. See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time September 2019 9,300 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time September 2019 17,100 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time September 2019 2,150 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time September 2019 2,150 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time September 2019 2,150 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time September 2019 2,150 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time September 2019 2,150 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time January 2020 4,300 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time January 2020 9,300 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time January 2020 4,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time January 2020 4,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time January 2020 4,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time January 2020 4,300 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time January 2020 17,100 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time January 2020 2,150 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time January 2020 2,150 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time January 2020 2,150 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time January 2020 2,150 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time January 2020 2,150 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (England) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 9,299 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 17,100 per Year 1 (International) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (EU) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time September 2019 2,150 per Year 1 (EU) 6 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time September 2019 2,150 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time September 2019 2,150 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time September 2019 2,150 per Year 1 (England) 6 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time September 2019 2,150 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time January 2020 4,300 per Year 1 (England) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time January 2020 4,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time January 2020 4,300 per Year 1 (EU) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time January 2020 4,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time January 2020 9,299 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time January 2020 4,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time January 2020 17,100 per Year 1 (International) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time January 2020 2,150 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time January 2020 2,150 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time January 2020 2,150 per Year 1 (England) 6 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time January 2020 2,150 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time January 2020 2,150 per Year 1 (EU) 6 Years

Campus details

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Main Site BS8 1TH South West

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